View of attached bathroom in relation to bed and entrance.View of attached bathroom on the left.
Double Room #4 in Award-Winning House
Double Room #4 in Award-Winning House
2 huéspedes
1 dormitorio
1 cama
1 baño
2 huéspedes
1 dormitorio
1 cama
1 baño
Indica el número de adultos.
Indica el número de niños.
De 2 a 12
Indica el número de bebés.
Menos de 2
Máximo permitido de huéspedes: 2. Los bebés no suman en el recuento.
No se hará ningún cargo por ahora

My place is close to the city center, public transport, street food and art and culture. You’ll love my place because of the location. My place is good for couples and solo adventurers.

El lugar

SINKEH is a guesthouse located in the heart of George Town, Penang, that supports culture and the arts.

We offer 9 en-suite rooms in a 19th century Straits Chinese house, re-imagined by award-winning Malaysian architect Lillian Tay. The traditional open plan with its quintessential courtyard ensures ample ventilation and allows for easy social interaction. The modern rooms on the other hand, are compact and provide privacy. Like the rooms, many aspects of the house are contemporary, but the past is never far away. The walls, timber beams, building layout, views of the city and our name, link us to history and heritage.

Our name SINKEH means "newcomer" in Hokkien - a commonly used Chinese dialect in Penang. The sinkeh were Chinese immigrants who came to Penang in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Comprising traders, craftsmen and coolies, they formed part of the vibrant mix of communities that made up the population of this colonial trading post.

We love the arts at SINKEH. Performances, rehearsals, lectures and discussions are regular occurrences in the studio. Should you see and hear things that excite your senses, rest assured they are merely the creative expressions of artists who pass through.

Disponible para huéspedes

Guests have access to a common lounge area where they can hangout, and help themselves to coffee or tea. There is a reading room for a quiet retreat, and the courtyard which is open to the public, is where guests can have friends over.

Atención a los huéspedes

There will be staff in the house during the day to check guests in and to handle questions. If you will be arriving after 6pm, please let us know so we can arrange for someone to meet you.

Otros aspectos destacables

No wifi in the room. Wifi available in public access areas only.

Our guesthouse is not suitable for children aged 12 and below.

The room is bright in the morning. If you like to sleep in, please bring along an eye-mask.

If you have allergies, please take note that walls are coated with a layer of lime-wash in compliance with heritage guidelines and are hence, powdery.

We have a dog in the house. Her name is Luna.

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Elementos básicos

Personas adicionales Sin cargo
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Reglas de la casa
Prohibido fumar
No se admiten mascotas
No se admiten fiestas o eventos
No adecuado o inseguro para niños (0-12 años)
Horario de llegada: de las 14:00 a las 19:00.
Salida antes de las 12:00

1) If you are arriving after 7pm, please check with me before making a booking. I may not be able to check you in if there is a performance scheduled for that day.

2) We require from you a RM100.00 key and damage deposit when you check-in. This will be refunded accordingly when you check-out.

3) Malaysian law requires non-Malaysians to pay a RM10 Tourism Tax per room per night. This shall be collected from you in cash when you check-in.

4) Because of the many open and exposed spaces in the house, sound travels easily. We minimize sound disturbance by practicing quiet hours between 11pm and 7am, and by requesting guests for their cooperation to speak softly and tread lightly.

5) No smoking is allowed inside the room and attached balcony. If you smoke, please do so only in the designated areas.

6) Please entertain visitors only on the ground floor. The upstairs areas are reserved strictly for registered guests.

7) Please switch off the air-conditioner when you leave the room. Should you accidentally leave it on, we may enter your room to switch it off.

8) Please do not eat or keep food inside your room.

Aspectos que también debes tener en cuenta
Es necesario utilizar las escaleras
Puede haber ruido - The ground floor is accessible to the public and our studio is occasionally used for theatre rehearsals.
Hay mascotas en la propiedad - 1 dog. Her name is Luna and she lives on the ground floor
No se puede estacionar en la propiedad - Street parking is available on our street and surrounding streets.
Hay zonas comunes que se comparten - Ground floor, 1st floor lounge, and reading room.
Limitaciones de servicios - No wifi in room


Funciones de seguridad
Extintor de incendios
Cerrojo en la puerta del dormitorio

Los viernes y sábados, la estancia mínima es de 2 noches.

25 evaluaciones

Perfil de usuario de Ziyad
Agosto de 2017
They take care of all your needs personally!

Perfil de usuario de Laila
Enero de 2017
Sek Thim and his house were absolutely great. Communication throughout the booking process, check in and out were all very easy. The room is a exactly as described in the listing and the location of the house is walking distance to almost all downtown attractions. Very convenient both inside and out. Hameedeyah restaurant and other recommendations were delicious. We had an early checkout due to our flight and Sek Thim got up extra early and was still cheerful and helpful as we checked out. Thanks again!

Perfil de usuario de Richard
Diciembre de 2016
Wondeful find, so thankful. Quiet, intimate setting off the hustling streets. Architecture is above beautiful and hosts have been more than accomidating. Already planning our next stay. Much love.

Perfil de usuario de Tommy
Octubre de 2017
Sek Thim's place is artsy, the building and furniture are full of character. We enjoyed every bit of this accommodation, it was close to transportation (although we mainly used Uber, because the price is very reasonable there) otherwise the free shuttle bus stop is only footsteps away. Many eateries are around during the day and night stalls are just around the corner as well. It is close to one of the "must visit" Armenian street. Filtered water are also available in the common area which is a nice spot to hang out too. We enjoyed every bit of the accomomdation and will definitely return when we are in Penang next.

Perfil de usuario de Ken
Septiembre de 2017
地理位置方便 安静 特别 大自然 总之很好

Perfil de usuario de Dennis
Septiembre de 2017
If you're looking for an oasis in the heart of Georgetown, look no further than Sinkeh. From the moment you step through their doors, you'll immediately feel a sense of tranquility and calm on the premises. The guesthouse is charming and rustic yet modern, with accents of industrial minimalist architecture blended throughout the property. The room I stayed in was spacious, lots of natural light allowed in by large glass panes, comfortable bedding and above all, immaculately clean. There are many common areas such as the garden downstairs, the study and rooftop patio, and I found myself relaxing in these spaces and enjoying my stay even more. Sinkeh is located in a very convenient location, with plenty of food options available on Lebuh Carnavon, Lebuh Kimberley, Beach Street - all of which are within a 1km radius. Sek Thim is a very kind and communicative host, he's happy to help and is very accommodating. I couldn't recommend this place enough. As a Georgetown native, I'm proud to call Sinkeh a true reflection of the town's vigorous artistic spirit.

Perfil de usuario de Daniella
Agosto de 2017
Loved it. Very accessible to many coffee places as well a local cuisines. The quiet residential area makes it possible for morning jogs.

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George Town, MalasiaSe registró en Junio 2014
Perfil de usuario de Sek ThimSek Thim es SuperAnfitrión.

I work in the theatre as a director. Good meals with friends, gardening and listening to stories are things I enjoy. We are a friendly bunch here at Sinkeh, my team and I. We try to maintain a space that's peaceful and calm; one that encourages people to rest, to be at ease and relaxed.

Idiomas: Bahasa Malaysia, English
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